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Tell Congress to Protect Palestinian Children's Human Rights

For the first time, Congress is considering a bill that bars the United States from financially supporting human rights abuses of Palestinian children by the Israeli military.

The “Promoting Human Rights by Ending Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act” (H.R.4391) is the first-ever bill to prioritize the human rights of Palestinian children as a condition for U.S. support of Israel.

Take action: Ask your Representative to support this unprecedented bill

The bill requires the Secretary of State to annually certify that no U.S. funds allocated to Israel have been used to “support military detention, interrogation, abuse, or ill-treatment of Palestinian children.” The legislation would block funds used by Israel to inflict “torture or cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment,” “physical violence, including restraint in stress positions,” “hooding, sensory deprivation, death threats or other forms of psychological abuse.” It would also target solitary confinement, administrative detention, denial of access to parents or lawyers during interrogations and “confessions obtained by force or coercion.”

Learn more about why this bill is necessary by watching this video produced by the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights.

Please CLICK HERE to ask your Representatives to support the bill.

Thank you.